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Denver City Park

I was working on upgrading my iMac, and ran across this picture on my data drive.

Denver City Park Fountain

Denver City Park Fountain

This is a pictures from about 4 or 5 years ago, shortly after they restored the lights. Took this with my D200.

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The 600 rule

When you’re shooting at night and want to get the stars static, you need to use a fast enough shutter speed so that earth’s rotation doesn’t cause streaks.  Gabe Biderman from RMSP and BH PhotoVideo, was talking about the 600 rule, which is divide your focal length into 600 to find out the longest you can have shutter open.  Some people will be conservative and call it the 500 rule.

summitlakestars

Stars over Summit Lake, Mt Evans

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Capturing the decisive moment

I have a friend, Tom Frerichs,  who enjoys rodeo and train photography.  After seeing his  rodeo gallery, I think he’s trying to capture the decisive moment.

Myself I’m taking pictures of slower things…At least the traffic was moving much slower that night, than what Tom photographs.

Traffic on the vegas strip

Traffic on the vegas strip

This was a 30 second exposure, and one  of my friends told me that brake lights looked like neon to her.